Restaurant reviews

Mukilteo’s MOD Pizza offers a hip-hot-hasty delish pie

Get an affordable pizza your way piping hot out of the oven.


A year of fancy, messy, delicious dining in Snohomish County

These are some of our favorite places to fill our stomachs and our hearts.


Christa’s Sandwichboard in Snohomish serves it super-sized

The restaurant offers a variety of hot or cold, saucy or dry, classic or adventurous sandwiches.


Yummy Banh Mi offers cheap sandwiches with rich flavor

Classic Vietnamese meets fast food at new restaurant in downtown Everett.

Mukilteo’s Hani Hani scores with the police chief

The Japanese restaurant serves dishes (poke, ramen, grill) inspired by the Hawaiian islands.

Feeling insanely hungry? Monroe’s Burger Madness has the remedy

Big burgers, swift service and a crazy eating challenge await diners at this hamburger joint.

Bean Box: Mail-order coffee to fit your (evolving) palate

The Seattle-based gift and subscription service features the area’s top-rated artisan roasters.

Get schooled on Texas BBQ at this Monroe restaurant in a bus

Brisket, pulled pork, sausage, chicken and the fixin’s all await you near the Reptile Zoo on U.S. 2.

Everett hole-in-the-wall hides a gem of Oaxaca deli flavors

Go for Mexican tacos, tortas and enchiladas, stay for the corn smut

Narrative Coffee brings San Francisco cafe feel to Everett

I can’t remember who said that Narrative Coffee is “very San Francisco.” I like the description because the downtown shop is hip, upscale… Continue reading

Gyro Shack on Evergreen Way a drive-thru for real Greek food

If how to pronounce gyro is Greek to you… don’t worry. Say it phonetically as “gyro,” as in gyroscope, and someone will correct… Continue reading

Renamed Tang Wong carries on China Doll’s legacy in Everett

For more than 50 years, it was the China Doll. It was in a drab, mostly windowless building with a bright yellow sign… Continue reading

The Creamery Co. in Marysville not your average fro-yo shop

When readers contact The Herald to make suggestions for stories about local restaurants, we pay attention. Not long ago, we heard from a mother and… Continue reading

A tour of McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell, pub-crawl style

Soon after McMenamins Anderson School opened, general manager Jared Prince was walking through The Woodshop, one of the three restaurants on the property, and recognized… Continue reading

High standards, hard work help Tulalip Bay earn elite rating

On a recent Friday evening, Tulalip Bay restaurant was filled with the sounds of clinking silverware, the subtle sizzle of the cherry-wood fired… Continue reading

Ingallina’s delivers: Delicious box lunches made from scratch

On a recent day, four Ingallina’s box lunches were delivered to The Herald. We didn’t ask for them. They just showed up. I had eaten… Continue reading

New coffee shop in downtown Everett is getting rave reviews

Over the past month, Velton Ross, owner of Everett’s Velton Coffee Roasting Co., has seen a lot of chatter on social media from his industry… Continue reading

Village, renowned for its housemade pies, returns to Marysville

Our mission was to buy a pie. That’s what Marysville’s iconic Village restaurant, which burned down in February, meant to us as young people. Pie.… Continue reading

There’s nothing faux about this pho at Lynnwood eatery

The stretch of Highway 99 from south Everett into Lynnwood is a mecca of pot and pho shops. With so many choices, how’s… Continue reading

Revolve True Food & Wine Bar all about good-for-you eating

It’s Saturday. Relatives are in town. Where to go for brunch? If you live in south Snohomish County, a short drive to Main Street in… Continue reading